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Wudu On A Mountain Top

After a long climb, the group stop by a mountain pool to make ablutions (wudu) and pray Asr, the daily afternoon prayer. What follows is an impromptu lesson from Shaykh Asim Yusuf on how the fiqh rulings on water, impurity and ablution work in practice.
Shaykh Asim Yusuf is a co-founder of the Path to Salvation Syllabus in the UK.
Shaykh Dr Asim Yusuf, who goes by the pen-name of Talib al-Habib, is a Consultant Psychiatrist with a special interest in Islamic Spirituality and Mental Health. He is acknowledged as an authority on Islamic Psychology and is regularly to deliver lectures and seminars on the subject. He serves on the advisory panel of the Centre for Islam and Medicine, as well as in an advisory capacity to a number of community initiatives and charities.

Resources on wudu for seekers:

Hadith Guidance – Wuhu, Droplets and Forgiveness

Wudu, Droplets and Forgiveness – Reflection upon Hadith

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In this article, Ustadh reflects upon the numerous hadith that relate that wudhu constitutes the forgiveness of sin.
Ustadh mentions on Facebook, “If you make wudu with this Prophetic Objective you will definitely feel the difference in your wudu. It will be comes a means of worship itself as oppose to simply preparing for prayer.”
Two of the hadith mentioned, to reflect upon.
[1] Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
When a believer performs ablution and washes his face, all of the sins in which he looked at with his eyes, are extracted with the droplets of water (or with the last droplet of water). When he washes his hands, all of the sinds in which he touched, are extracted with the droplets of water (or the last droplets of water). When he washes his feet, all of the sins in which he walked towards, are extracted with the droplets of water (or with the last droplets of water). This [occurs] until he becomes free of [minor] sins. (Muslim 244)
[2] Uthman ibn Affān (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:
Whoever performs wudu punctiliously, his [minor] sins are removed from his body…” (Muslim 245)
Please read the full article on the website here.
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Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks considers seeking knowledge his primary passion and God-given direction. For this reason he studies, writes, and teaches as his primary path of focus and worship.
He maintains a resourceful website called Hadith Guidance.
Follow Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks on Facebook.
More to read for Seekers:
Illuminating The Heart with Prayer – Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks
Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali On Bringing The Heart To Presence During Prayer – Shaykh Abdus Shakur Brooks

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In His Book, Allah Most High describes the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) as a person of tremendous character. In this khutba, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains what a tremendous blessing the Prophet is, and provides practical advice on how to establish a living connection with Allah’s Final Messenger.

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Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Introduction) – This is the first of a series of podcasts in which Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will cover the text Fada’il al’A’mal by the great Imam Diya’ al-Maqdisi. In this lecture Shaykh Faraz sets the context for approaching this work of hadith.

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icon-podcastWudhu – Purifying Oneself Inwardly and Outwardly

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson One): This is a series of daily podcasts in which Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will cover the text Fada’il A’mal by the Great Imam Diya al-Maqdisi. In this lesson Shaykh Faraz examines the significance of wudu.

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icon-podcastWudhu and Rising in Rank with Allah

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Two): It is related that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Should I not point you to that which Allah wipes away errors through and by which He raises one numerous ranks.” In this lesson Shaykh Faraz Rabbani comments on the three actions one can do to raise in rank with Allah.

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icon-podcastOpening the Gates of Paradise with Wudhu

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Three): In this lesson Shaykh Faraz explain how a believer can have the gates of paradise opened by perfecting their wudu. Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever performs the ritual ablution and does so well, and then says, ‘Ashhadu al-la ilaha illa’l Llah(a) wahdahu la sharika lahu wa anna Muhammadan `abduhu wa rasuluh(u). Allahumma’j`lni mina’t tawwabin wa’j`alni mina’l mutatahhirin (I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, One without partner, and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger. O Allah, make me of the truly repentant and make me of those who truly purify themselves),’ all eight of the doors of Paradise are opened for them–and they can enter from whichever they wish.” [Muslim (144), Tirmidhi (55), and Abu Dawud (169), though Muslim didn’t mention the second part of the supplication]

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icon-podcastThe Virtues of the Call to Prayer

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Four): ” The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), said, “Everything that hears the call of the muezzin — whether jinn, human, or otherwise — will bear witness to it on the Day of Resurrection.” In this lesson Shaykh Faraz Rabbani reflects on the greatness of the call to prayer, and the sunnahs related to the call to prayer.

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icon-podcastVirtues of Supplicating Between the Adhan and Iqama

Understanding Virtue Through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Five): It is related that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Supplication between the adhan and iqama is not rejected.” In the following lesson Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the merit of calling upon Allah during specific sacred times, and shed light on what a believer should be asking for from Allah.

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icon-podcastVirtues of Building Mosques

Understanding Virtue through the Prophetic Teachings (Lesson Six): It is related that the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever builds a mosque seeking the pleasure of Allah, Allah builds for them its like in Paradise.” In this lesson Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the importance of building and maintaining mosques.